Englishman has been threatening a return to winning ways and makes more appeal than The Confessor, who won this in 2012 but has been well beaten over track and trip of late. Liberty Jack won well at Newmarket last time and could figure along with Lulu The Zulu and Gatepost while Ryan Moore takes over the reins on George Rooke. Brave Echo beat Related over course and distance last month and is another to consider as is Bluegrass Blues. But a speculative vote goes to ACCESSION, a winner at Kempton in May and third in this contest last year when trained by Clive Cox.
Englishman 10-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Dark Emerald (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
The Confessor 7-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 10l behind Clockmaker (9-11) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Corporal Maddox 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 7l behind King Torus (9-3) at Doncaster 7f stks 0-90 (3) gf.
Valais Girl 25-1 (9-4) Behind, headway over 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 10l behind The Rectifier (10-0) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Verse Of Love 8-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 10l behind Kimberella (9-1) at Chester 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Bluegrass Blues (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Georgian Bay (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Related 9-4fav (9-7) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Dr Red Eye (9-8) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Liberty Jack (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Close up, headway to lead approaching final furlong, edged left just inside final furlong, ridden clear, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Ansaab (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Stonefield Flyer 40-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 7th of 13, 5l behind Blaine (9-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Gravitational (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, ridden and no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, weakened, 6th of 12, 10l behind Tenor (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mu'ajiza 12-1 (9-0) Always behind, 8th of 10, 37l behind Audacia (9-0) at Pontefract 1m fll lst stks (1) sft.
Kakatosi 8-1 (9-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace and no impression when lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Scottish Glen (9-1) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Accession (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leader in steadily run race, challenged 2f out, ridden and pressed leader throughout final furlong, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May beating Rome (9-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Lulu The Zulu (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, pushed along 3f out, went 2nd briefly over 1f out, headway 2f out, rallied into 2nd again final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Scottish Glen (9-1) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Gatepost (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Raced wide held up, headway to go close up over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 7, 2l behind Escape To Glory (10-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
George Rooke (IRE) 5-2fav (9-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd briefly over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Talent Scout (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Piceno (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Set strong pace, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Oblitereight (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 2f out until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Scottish Glen (9-1) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Bravo Echo 8-1 (9-10) Chased leader until over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 8l behind Scottish Glen (9-1) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Little Shambles 10-1 (8-12) Led on near side rail, headed 3f out, chased leader until well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Nakuti (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) sft.